Organization: Indianapolis Zoo
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
This aquarium houses one of the nation’s largest shark touch tanks! The building also holds numerous other species including a wide variety of reef fish, sharks, Moray eels, jellies, seahorses, and penguins to name a few! Conservation projects include Project Penguin. SCUBA Certification is preferred but not required.
Interns play an important role in animal conservation and have the unique opportunity to work alongside Keepers/Trainers/Aquarists to assist in various aspects of maintaining the animal collection, including animal husbandry, diet preparation and delivery, exhibit maintenance, as well as behavioral enrichment. The work is challenging, dirty, and often unglamorous, but can be highly rewarding. It offers the personal satisfaction of helping to provide healthy conditions for the animals along with the opportunity to learn the husbandry techniques of a world-class zoo. Animal Care Interns should be prepared to work in all weather conditions and must be extremely dependable.
Applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, transcript and two letters of reference. For more information, please visit http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/SitePages/AboutTheZoo/Interns.aspx or contact the Office of Volunteer Services at (317) 630-2041 or Indianapolis Zoo, PO Box 22309, Indianapolis, IN 46222. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply is July 10, 2013